SAHAR (Morning Meal)
The time for the completion of your morning meal is about ten minutes before "Subh-e-Sadiq"
is 80 minutes before sunrise.
The following supplication may be recited at the time of Sahar.
Bismillah-Ir Rahman-Ir Raheem
"O My lord, my shelter in my hardships, and my helper in my difficulties, I take
shelter under Thee, and appeal to Thee only. I want my safety from thee and from
nobody else. I do not want to be dependent on anybody but Thee only. So accepts
a few good deeds and pardons many sins, accept my few deeds and pardon my many
sins. Verily, Thou art the best pardoner. O Allah! I ask Thee for such an Iman
(belief) as shall bring my heart close to Thee. I want such a positive belief
that I may be sure of receiving only the matters that Thou hast made obligatory
for me. O Most Compassionate One, O my Helper in my difficulties, O my Companion
in my hardships, O my Lord, O Grantor of my righteous desires, cover me under
Thy Grace and guard me against fear, O the Forgiver of my sins, pardon my
errors, O Most Merciful One. O God, bless Mohammad (pbuh&hh) and the family of
The Niyat (intent)for Keeping Fast:
The fasts of the month of Ramadan are obligatory. When the Crescent moon is
sighted, we should declare to ourselves that we will keep all fasts during this
month to attain nearness to Allah (wajib qurbatan ilallah). Just like prayer the
Niyat of fasting is mental, and so is the case with Niyat of every action. To
declare it in words is not necessary. However, the Niyat is that you are keeping
the fast, remembering the numerical order wajib qurbatan ilallah. Offer the
morning wajib prayers at its appropriate time.
Iftar (Breaking of Fast)
The time for breaking the fast is 12 to 15 minutes after sunset. It is better to
offer 'Magrib prayer' and then break the fast.
The following supplication may be recited at the time of breaking the fast:
"O Lord! I fasted for Thee and have ended the fast on sustenance provided by
Thee, and Thee only do I trust.
According to the Hadith of Imam Musa al-Kazim (a.s.) he, who recites this
supplication, will get the Sawaab of all those who have fasted on that day.
According to the Hadith of Imam Hasan (a.s.) for every person who fasts, a
supplication is accepted at the time of Iftar. One should therefore, recite the
following supplication, at the time of taking his first morsel of food.
(I begin) in the name of Allah the Beneficent and the Merciful, O Lord of
forgivers, forgive me.
The following supplication's may be recited after every prayer:
(I begin) in the name of Allah the Beneficent and the Merciful.
O High! O Great! O Pardoner! O Merciful! Thou art the Great Lord. There is none
like Thee. Thou seest and hearest. And this, the month of Ramadan, is full of
Thy grace and mercy. Thou hast bestowed on it honour and distinction, more that
on any other month. This is the holy month of Ramadan in which Thou hast made
the fasts obligatory on me. This is the Holy month of Ramadan in which Thou hast
sent down the sacred Quran which guides the people to the Right Path, contains
clear signs of guidance and distinguishes between right and wrong. Thou hast
made one of its nights as "Lailaul Qadr" a night which is better than a thousand
months. O! One who favours all and is favored by none, save me from hell along
with Thy favourites and admit me in paradise due to Thy mercy, O most Merciful!
O Allah, I seek Thy protection from any omissions during this month of
Ramadan. so that no night of this holy month might pass into dawn, without my
duty to Thee remaining unfulfilled.
The following supplication may be recited every night:
BISMILLAH-IR RAHMAN-IR RAHEEM.
Allahumma Adkhil alla ahlil quboor us sooroor.
Allahum-,aghne kulla faqir.
Allahumm ashba kulla jai'-in.
Allahumm akso kulla "uryanin.
Allahumm aqze daina kulla madeenin
Allahumm farrij an kulle makrubin;
Allahumm rudda kulla gharibin ila wataneh
Allahumm fukka kulla aseerin
Allahumm asle kulla faasidin min ommoril muslimeen
Allahumm-mashfe kulla mareezin
Allahumm sudda faqranaa bighinaaka
Allahumm ghai-ir su-a haalina bi-husne haalika
Allahumm-maqzean-nid-dian wa aghninaa minal faqre Innaka alaa kulle